Area Director, Children and Families
Kathy Marriott is an area director for Hampshire and Isle of Wight children's services. Kathy has 20 years’ statutory, voluntary and community sector management experience. She has a background in international development work, youth work, youth offending, child protection and looked-after children's services. She has worked, both as a practitioner and strategic manager, in a number of local authorities including Edinburgh City Council and Warwickshire County Council prior to her current role. Kathy is currently responsible for early help, children in need, child protection and looked after children's services on the Isle of Wight and is the strategic lead for performance, quality and commissioning. She has a particular interest in developing strengths-based approaches to support children and families within their communities and in multi-agency, integrated delivery interventions to promote wellbeing and resilience. She has recently led on the development of the neglect strategy for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children's Boards.